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Where were we? Oh yes, the 98 meter pyramid on the bank of the Mississippi in the city of Memphis Tennessee. It's a sporting goods store.


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A sporting goods store with an aquarium in it.

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An aquarium with sturgeon and other big fresh water fish.

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An aquarium big enough to have a diver go in to do scheduled fish feedings (Hi, Diver Courtney!)

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Also paddlefish!

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Next to that aquarium? A taxidermy grizzly bear. Above that? A hotel.

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Across the way? A restaurant and bowling alley.

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And alligators.

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The center of the space was another fresh water aquarium, this one open, to look like a cypress swamp. This mannequin was bowfishing.

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In the water, lots of really big freshwater fish, including a MASSIVE 8 foot alligator gar.

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Also in the pyramid: a 32 story glass elevator.

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Which leads to a pyramid-top bar! With another aquarium! And steampunk frog sculptures!

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And steampunk fish and a speargun!

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And a roof deck where you can see the mighty Mississippi!

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Here's my brother standing on the glass ledge. The glass ledge was fogged up with moisture so it wasn't very scary. I kept finding wind-blown mayflies.

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Here you can see a chunk of Arkansas, a lot of the river, and a few Mediterranean Rock Pigeons showing how they rocked it back in ancient Egypt--perch on that pyramid, baby.

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When in Rome, do as the Romans do, and when in the Bass Pro Shops, pick up a firearm and blast some (virtual) varmints.

Date: 2016-10-01 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cdozo.livejournal.com
It's good to know that they did something with that pyramid. The last time I was in Memphis, it was closed and out of use. But it still looked cool.

A Pyramid in Memphis

Date: 2016-10-01 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elainetyger.livejournal.com
That's like a Vegas attraction! I like the pigeons.

Date: 2016-10-01 12:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pinkygirl97.livejournal.com
Wow! What a great place to be!

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